Congratulations to the student musicians who performed at the Connecticut All-State High School Music Festival last weekend.
Within curricular offerings that include music ensembles, electives, and lessons and informal settings such as Open Mic nights and the Acapelicans group, Loomis students learn to express, create, and communicate through music. Whether music is a new interest or a long-time passion for you, we invite you to join the more than 40 percent of the student body involved in our programs.
The Hubbard Music Center, which houses a state-of-the-art music performance hall, is home to the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Band, Jazz Improv Ensemble, and Chamber Music class. Practice rooms and studios are open daily and into the evening for music lessons, small group rehearsals, and student practice. Music electives meet in a dedicated music classroom, William C. Card Music Laboratory, equipped with keyboards and computers, and the band and jazz programs share the Hoffman Large Ensemble Room. The active Music Department calendar is populated by well-attended recital samplers, seasonal major ensemble concerts, guest musician visits and performances, the student-run Musical Revue, Connecticut regional and state competitions and festivals, and student-inspired recitals, projects, and productions.
Orchestra Director, Head Chamber Music Coach, Bowed String Lessons Coordinator
Music Theory I, CL Music Theory II, CL Music Theory III
Advises the Music Club, dorm affiliate in Longman Hall
Digital Music Composition Instructor
(IT Dept A/V Coordinator)
Susan Barone Chrzanowski
Music Department Chair, Choral/Vocal Director, Thomas Benedict Carter Instructor in Music, Guest Musician Series Director, Music Lessons Coordinator, Music Director for Winter Musical in NEO, Beginning Voice Class, Beginning Piano Class, advises Musical Revue and A Capelicans
Jazz Band Director, Jazz Improv & Theory Director, Jazz Piano Lessons Instructor
Guitar Ensemble Director, Beginning Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Lessons Instructor
Wind Ensemble Director, Chamber Music Coach, Tuba/Euphonium Lessons Instructor
Chamber Music Coach
The community is invited to a number of springtime music performances at Loomis Chaffee through the end of May 2019. Connect to a calendar of events.
Jazz trumpeter Haneef Nelson performed with the Haneef N. Nelson Quintet, as a guest musician on Tuesday, March 26. Mr. Nelson's visit to Loomis Chaffee was made possible with support from the Joseph Stookins Guest Musician/Lecture Fund.
Winners of the Hartt School's Annual Chamber Music Competition will present a recital at Loomis Chaffee on Monday, April 8, in the Hubbard Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free of charge.
Winter Term 2018-19 was a busy time for Loomis Chaffee Music Department students and faculty.
The Loomis music program is vibrant, passionate, and dynamic. As students work to advance playing technique, seek to try out new instruments, pursue a rigorous program of music theory, and gather with friends to perform, they gain musical experiences that generate inspiration for lifelong learning and creating.
— SUSAN BARONE
CHRZANOWSKI. HEAD OF MUSIC DEPARTMENT